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Posts Tagged ‘ Bar ’

Have You Ever Had A Floating Drink?


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We almost chose not to blog this incredible creation from Nikola Zistakis, simply because the staff wanted them for themselves, but we chose not to be selfish.  If holding a fancy glass of bourbon scotch wasn’t classy enough, the Levitating Cup makes The act of drinking even cooler. The cup/glass hovers magically over its base, almost as if it’s attained nirvana, or is being abducted by aliens.

Using quantum levitation to achieve this feat, the cups are made from shatter-proof faux glass and come with chrome plated magnetic underside. The glasses/cups come in great variety, depending on whether you’re a juice, beer, coffee, wine, or even a dessert person. Plus, since these glasses are connected to their bases through a magnetic field, they don’t accidentally tip or spill over. They just pirouette around on spot in their own elegant style.  To pick up some of your own right here.

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via Yanko
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Spitbank Fort – A Sea Fort Transformed Into A Luxury Hotel


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Mike Clare – the former CEO of bed retailer Dreams – has transformed 19th century sea fort into an exclusive luxury hotel. Located in the English Channel off the coast of Portsmouth, Spitbank Fort was originally build by Lord Palmerston to protect one of Britain’s most important naval bases from attacks by Napoleon the III’s navy. Now, with all its guns removed and a £3 million makeover, the 7,000 sq ft base can be reached via boat or helicopter and features eight bedrooms, an “Officer’s Mess” restaurant, a bar, fire pit, pool and sauna, and a lighthouse. There are also plans to turn the neighboring No Man’s Land Fort into a lager version of Spitbank, with up to 27 bedrooms.

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The Passenger In Madrid, Spain.


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On first glance, The Passenger restaurant, recently opened in the trendy Malasaña neighborhood’s Triball area in Madrid, Spain, appears like any retro dining establishment with heavy-handed use of leather, brass and dark wood. Yet there is a distinct undertone of a train, of a fine passenger train of a bygone era.  The bulky and clubby arm chairs, the iron table legs, the big windows all refer to a time when heads of state and industrialists, often traveling with their wives and servants, occupied entire train cars and dined in the most lavishly appointed dining cars rivaling the best-known fine establishments of the time.

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But the real fun aspect of the 150-seat The Passenger — coffee bar by day, rock bar by night —  is the illusion of movement. The three “windows” in the main seating area are actually video screens onto which a constant, synchronized stream of video is programmed so that it flows  from window to window, creating a feeling of looking out the window of a moving train.  The restaurant’s designers at Parolio took their inspiration from the long-and-narrow space and then continued with the train travel concept throughout. Consistent with the classic rock music played at night, the main hall of the restaurant is decorated with images of the greatest stars of classic rock pictured in trains and railway stations.

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Chicago vs. Chicago: Round 2 (Extended Version).


Last summer New Era paid homage to the bitter rivalry between the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox with a series of commercials featuring comedic actors Alec Baldwin and John Krasinski.  This spring, the sports apparel company has shifted its focus to the Windy City where Chicago White Sox fan Craig Robinson (Daryl from “The Office”) and Cubs fan Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson on “Parks and Recreation”) can’t seem to agree on anything.

Where The F*ck Do You Wanna Drink?


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Everyone knows about Yelp, Four Square, and any of the other typical means to find a good restaurant, bar, or meeting place.  But for those of us who just want to straight up get a drink as close as possible to where we’re standing that second… there’s “Where The F*ck Should I Go For Drinks.com”.  Quite a simple solution to finding a close by bar.  Simply put in your address, and you’ll be pointed to the nearest watering hole.  No separation by class, or price, or status, or type… just a direct line to where you can get your drink on.  Click the pic to try it out.

Bubbles In Paris.


Hilton Arc de Triomphe Paris has partnered with Taittinger Champagne to create the “Bubble in Paris” bar that resembles a life-size snow globe.  The translucent bar was conceived by artist Jean-Hugues de Chatillon, who drew inspiration from the mythical realm of Narnia to bottle a miniature winter wonderland.  The 16-foot tall dome will house an all-white, central, circular bar and small lounge that can accommodate 35 visitors at a time and will be open until New Year’s Eve.  Guests who order the signature special for €25 can sip a glass of Taittinger Champagne and choose their side of fresh sea or land bubble.

‘Hawaii West’ x DJ Storm


Recently, thanks to one of my newest favorite bartenders, I spoke with the owner of San Francisco’s ‘Hawaii West’ bar about producing a mix CD last week, and I’ve been laying the framework ever since. The tracks and mixes on the CD will reflect both the atmosphere of the bar, and the diverse tastes of some of the patrons. Due to other business obligations, I don’t have the same time frame as I did with ‘Cocktails & Condoms’, so I’m going to concentrate my efforts and blast this one out much quicker with the same quality as my other mixes which will be a challenge. So stay tuned for more details coming very soon.

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